"Stories and Traditions from the Iroquois Longhouse" to be Topic of Arts Lecture

February 21, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: West Hall 326

Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan (Ionataiewas) will visit Rensselaer to share traditional Mohawk stories to help inform the Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage Design course's collaboration with the City of Cohoes to produce an AR application for cultural heritage.



Public Safety Continues Series of Free Rape Aggression Defense Classes

Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Mueller Center
Cost: FREE
Description: These free self defense classes will teach women of the RPI community the basic techniques they need to protect themselves. The session consists of a total of four Saturday classes, which will be held on March 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm each day.
Contact: Department of Public Safety (518) 276-6656



HR to Hold Professional Development Seminar, "Shaping a Motivational Workplace"

Friday, March 9, 2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Cost: $65.00
Description: In the workplace, people want to use their abilities, connect with others, and guide their own efforts. Regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, culture, or life experiences, everyone shares these three psychological needs of competence, relatedness, and autonomy. During this seminar, leaders learn to create an environment that inspires superior performance by helping employees satisfy these characteristics.
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318



Fidelity to Offer Confidential Consultation Sessions March 9

Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: Schedule a confidential consultation to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace retirement savings plan benefits!
Contact: Human Resources 518-276-6302


Sign-Ups for Graduate Student XC Ski Trip Closing!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (all day)
Where: Mueller Center
Description: There are still spots left for the graduate student cross-country skiing trip to be held on Saturday, February 24. All skill levels welcome, so if you'd like to attend, sign up by February 21!
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505


RCA to Host "Is Science Enough?" Veritas Forum

Friday, February 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Sage 3303
Description: Join the Rensselaer Christian Association for their annual Veritas Forum, where RPI's own Amir Hirsa and MIT professor Cullen Buie will be discussing their faith and world views and how that intersects with views on success, identity, and race. The discussion will be opened up to the audience for a question-and-answer session, and will also allow time for discussion following the presentation.
Contact: Rensselaer Christian Association 518-276-6000


Want to Help Choose Next Year's Laptops?

Rensselaer's Mobile Computing team will be looking for feedback on laptop specifications that will be used as part of the Fall 2018 Mobile Computing Program.  If you'd like to share your opinion, just stop by the demo session that's scheduled for Monday, February 26 in the Folsom Library, or the similar demo to be held in the Rensselaer Union on Tuesday, February 27.

HR Announces Faculty/Staff Holiday, Winter Break Schedule for Fiscal Year 2019

Rensselaer's Division of Human Resources recently announced the faculty/staff holiday and winter break schedule for the 2019 fiscal year, which includes ten employee holidays, as well as Paid Time Off (PTO) days to be taken during the campus' winter break between late December and New Year's Day.

TIAA to Offer Confidential Retirement Counseling March 8

Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Description: A TIAA Financial Consultant will be on campus for one-on-one consultations on a broad range of retirement topics. Attend this upcoming event to help you become better informed and more confident about Rensselaer's retirement plan benefits!
Contact: Human Resources 518-276-6302


Asbestos Awareness to be Topic of EHS Seminar

Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS course content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at faheyw@rpi.edu.
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318